The promotors of this doctoral research project in the arts are Prof. Dr. Timmy De Laet (University of Antwerp, Antwerp Research in the Arts), Annouk Van Moorsel (Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, research group CORPoREAL), Martin Nachbar (Royal Conservatoire Antwerp).
The core R.E.A.CH. team are Klaas Devos (movement, dance/software), Maarten Buyl (sound, music/software) and Quentin Meurisse (sound, music/software), this team is assisted by a R.E.A.CH.-network.
Maarten Buyl studied music theory, electronic music and music technology at the Conservatories of Brussels and Antwerp and was subsequently attached to the Vrije Universiteit and Royal Conservatory of Brussels as an artistic research assistant. He has been a sound engineer at Opera/Ballet Flanders since 2011 and is affiliated researcher with ChampdAction. Buyl has collaborated on a regular basis with K.D. since 2006, “You are Thinking Too Much.”
Quentin Meurisse is teacher live-electronics and experimental composition at the School of Arts, Gent. He is pianist and experimental composer associated with Ictus Ensemble and Eramaa Trio. Meurisse has produced the software for the last two performances by K.D. and has been his mentor in learning Pure Data and MAXmsp.
The R.E.A.CH.-network is a group of artists and theorists, advisors and collaborators, that actively support, engage with, and provide feedback on the research: Heike Langsdorf (KASK, Radical Hope), Prof. Dr. Alex Arteaga (UdKB), Pavl Heidler (IDOCDE), Jan Martens (GRIP), Marc Vanrunxt (Kunst/Werk).